Buu Long Pagoda – A beautiful Buddhist temple hidden away in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City has a wide variety of monuments representing different religions spread out across the city. Most visitors will be content to see those around District 1 and District 5. If you have a bit more time on your hand then a visit to the Buu Long Pagoda (Chùa Bửu Long) will take […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air – Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VJ 387 From: Quy Nhon (UIH) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with VietJet Air from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flights with Skyscanner. The three main airlines of Vietnam fly here from Hanoi and HCMC, and I picked VietJet for the price and time of […]

Flight Review: Vietnam Airlines – Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VN 1396 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Quy Nhon (UIH) I flew with Vietnam Airlines from Ho Chi Minh City to Quy Nhon. I compared flights with Skyscanner and there are three airlines offering flights throughout the day. All the airlines were offering cheap flights, and my flight was 814,000 […]

Where I’m At: May, 2018 – Saigon edition

Greetings from Saigon and another edition of Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to and general site news. Where I’ve Been Melbourne After transiting through Kuala Lumpur I started the month in Melbourne, my old home city. In case you didn’t already know, Melbourne is one cool city. If I […]

Flight Review: Jetstar – Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Jetstar JQ 63 From: Melbourne (MEL) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Jetstar from Melbourne to Ho Chi Minh City. As I am based in Saigon and Melbourne is my Australian home city I was happy to see this service when it began in May, 2017. Previously the only direct service […]

Where I’m At: April, 2018 – Kuala Lumpur edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Kuala Lumpur! When I’m in KL it usually means I’m on the way to somewhere else. In this case, back to Australia. Here’s where I’ve been for the last month. Where I’ve Been Saigon […]

Flight Review: AirAsia – Ho Chi Minh City to Penang

Flight: AirAsia AK 1503 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Penang (PEN) I flew with AirAsia from Ho Chi Minh City to Penang. Normally I would search for flights with Skyscanner, but in this case I knew that the AirAsia service was the only one available between the two cities. I have flown this […]

Flight Review: Scoot – Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City

Flight: Scoot TR 306 From: Singapore (SIN) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Scoot from Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City. I compared flight options with Skyscanner, and there are several options for flights between the two cities. In the end I picked this flight for a combination of price, time of […]

Flight Review: VietJet Air “Digital Nomad Express” from Saigon to Chiang Mai

Flight: VietJet Air VJ 891 From: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) To: Chiang Mai (CNX) I flew with VietJet Air from Saigon to Chiang Mai. As someone who travels frequently between these two cities I was happy to see when this direct service was announced. They also announced flights to Phuket, so I’m glad there […]

Where I’m At: February, 2018 – Chiang Mai edition

[Where I’m At; a monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next.] Greetings from Chiang Mai! I’m here on a visa run from Vietnam. There is a new direct flight between Saigon and Chiang Mai by Vietjet, so took the opportunity to try it out. It’s a much […]